Introduction: Quick and Healthy Fresh Tomato Spaghetti
A personal family favourite, this quick tomato spaghetti recipe uses only fresh ingredients to make a delicious sauce. No jars here!!!
- 1/2 Onion, finely diced
- 2 x Large Garlic Cloves, peeled and minced
- 325g (2 + 1/4 Cups) Cherry Tomatoes, quartered *
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 150g (5.3 oz) Dried Spaghetti
- Chopping Board
- Sharp Knife
- Frying Pan
- Wooden Spatula (or similar)
*you can use baby plum tomatoes too
Step 1: Fry the Onion
Heat the oil in a frying pan, once hot, add the onion and some salt & pepper. Cook for about 5 mins until translucent.
Step 2: Add the Garlic
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 min).
Step 3: Tasty Tomatoes
Next add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, lots of salt & pepper and stir well with a wooden spatula.
Step 4: Cook the Spaghetti
Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a saucepan according to the packet instructions. (Don't forget to salt the water!)
Step 5: Back to the Sauce
Continue cooking the tomatoes while the pasta cooks. Stir constantly whilst crushing the tomatoes with your spatula until they break down.
Step 6: Add the Pasta Water
Drain the pasta but reserve the water! Gradually add 120 – 150ml (1/2 Cup – 2/3 Cup) of the pasta water into the tomatoes.
Stir well after each addition. It should end up a silky but chunky tomato sauce.
Step 7: Bring It All Together
Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and stir through so it's nicely coated in the sauce. Serve immediately.
Step 8: Tadah!
Swirl onto plates and serve immediately. You can scatter with fresh parsley and have some garlic bread too if you fancy it!
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